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“Money well spent”
Review of Rowing Dock

Rowing Dock
Ranked #21 of 106 Outdoor Activities in Austin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Austin is known for its local gems, and we take great pride in making our own shine! Our beautiful boats and paddle boards complement the dock's stunning location, and is a place you can truly feel at ease. From SUP yoga classes, bat paddles, and full moon cruises to a relaxing day on the water for the experienced or beginning paddler, we offer an unforgettable experience for everyone. Rowing Dock is the best spot to access and enjoy Lady Bird Lake. From our dock, you can paddle west toward Red Bud Isle and the nature-filled scenery of the West End, or head east toward the glistening Barton Creek Inlet and dazzling Austin skyline. The choice is up to you, and we ensure each person is outfitted with the perfect boat for their adventure!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Money well spent”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

Fun way to spend time under the sun. Very relaxing, peaceful, beautiful scenery. Never imagined kayaking would be so much fun. Great experience overall. Would recommend u go early to beat the rush, by 11 would be good, n before it starts getting too hot

Visited July 2013
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Abilene, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Family Fun--very affordable”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

Enjoyed a fun time with nine family members. Staff is helpful and great with beginners. Getting such a large group on the water was fast and affordable. Scenery was beautiful and the water was warm. Great staff! Will return next time we have the opportunity!

Visited July 2013
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Irving, Texas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great!”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We rented a canoe for an hour for my husband, our 2 young daughters(8 and 3) and myself. It was easy to maneuver and we went early in the morning so there wasn't 1000's of people there yet. They have a gravel parking area, so that helps since some of the other docks don't. We were able to buy gatorades there and had a blast. The girls loved seeing the turtles and fish.

Visited June 2013
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Saratoga Springs, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great way to spend an hour!”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

I've always wanted to paddle around Town Lake but I always thought it would be too big of a hassle.It was definitely not! Parking was easy, we pulled up right at 7PM which was good since they close at 8 and send out their last hour rentals at 7. The employees were super friendly, we paid $15 for an hour double kayak. We had a total blast, the weather was perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would definitely recommend this company and experience to someone visiting Austin!

Visited June 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Kayaking fun on Lady Bird Lake”
Reviewed 6 September 2012

I'm not an avid kayak-er but the weather was hot and I wanted some outdoor exercise. This place did not disappoint. Nice staff, close parking. They are just west of the Zilker Park jogging bridge. The prices were great at $10/ hour for a single kayak and $15 for a double. They have paddle boards too. Their kayaks and are easy to maneuver and are not those short hard to control ones. Either direction you paddle is good. I prefer going west to the dam. There is an island where you can stop and have a picnic in the middle of the river.

Visited August 2012
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Thank AustinKim
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